Nuclear Engineering Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Materials with Nuclear Engineering MEng (Hons) Imperial College of Science 78% 5% 4% £9250 £35100 188 London On campus Full-time
Nuclear Engineering MEng (Hons) Lancaster University 84% 5% 4% £9250 - 146 Lancaster On campus Full-time
Nuclear Engineering MEng (Hons) University of Birmingham 85% 1% 5% £9250 - 148 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Chemical and Nuclear Engineering BEng (Hons) University of Leeds 76% 0% 2% - - 159 Leeds On campus Full-time
Nuclear Engineering PhD The University of Manchester 76% 0% 2% £2250 - 159 Manchester On campus Part-time
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Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Nuclear Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29524 £34063 £39731
25-75 percentile range £24937 - £32621 £27400 - £41840 £31149 - £50019

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29533 £32629 £38957
25-75 percentile range £26286 - £32833 £26444 - £39447 £30461 - £47436

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Nuclear Engineering

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Nuclear Engineering who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of Nuclear Engineering

  • Federal Government
  • Utilities Companies
  • Research and Testing Units
  • The Navy

Specialisations within Nuclear Engineering

  • Nuclear Technologies for Medical Applications
  • Nuclear Fusion and Engineering Physics
  • Nuclear Power Engineering
  • Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors

Jobs of graduates of Nuclear Engineering (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Nuclear Engineering at London South Bank University

10% Process, plant and machine operatives
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Engineering professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Finance Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of Nuclear Engineering in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Nuclear Engineering

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Nuclear Engineering is the study of the principles of engineering as they apply to industrial use and development of nuclear energy.

The median salary of graduates of Nuclear Engineering was £29524 15 months after graduation, £34063 3 years after graduation and £39731 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Nuclear Engineering studies:
  • Master of Engineering (Honours) - MEng (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - BEng (Hons)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil

Nuclear Engineering - MEng (Hons) at University of Birmingham received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey 2022 with a rating of 85 out of 100 among 100 respondents.